JAMES, MARIA (1793 - 1868), poet
Name: Maria James
Date of birth: 1793
Date of death: 1868
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Griffith Milwyn Griffiths
b. 11 October 1793, possibly in north Wales. In 1800 she emigrated with her parents to U.S.A. The family settled in Clinton, New York, and she spent most of her life, from the age of 10 onwards, as a maid servant. She exhibited considerable skill at composing poetry, and a collection of her works was edited by A. Potter and published in New York in 1839 under the title, Wales and other Poems. She died 11 September 1868 at Rhinebeck, New York.
- Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, Aberystwyth
NLW MS 9261;
Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen... from the earliest times to the present (1908);
Y Brython, v, 158;
Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru (1870);
Cardiff Free Libraries: Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department (1898).
- Wikipedia Article: Maria James
Published date: 2001
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